#1
I was going to get a bridge pickup change in my Epi LP Standard, and I was wondering...which pickup should I get?

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-SH4-JB-Humbucker-Pickup?sku=300035
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-SH6-Distortion-Humbucker-Pickup?sku=300042

I asked a few people and some said the Distortion one might conflict with some of the other gear I have...I play a Roland Cube 60 with a Boss Metal Core distortion pedal, and many have said that the SH6 might produce too high of an output for that combination and cause incoherent static.

For my style, I plan to keep this LP specialized for metal/hard rock...I play lots of Megadeth, Metallica, Ozzy, SOAD, and some hardcore bands as well.
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#4
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Can't go wrong with a JB.

yeah, you can...

Neither - get the Custom, maybe even the Custom 5.
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#5
Well, if you're looking for versatility, the JB is the way to go. It's very good at almost all styles, or else you can get the Distortion, which would be even higher output, and will sound hotter.

For me I'd get the JB, too much output just starts to sound harsh.
#6
What year is the guitar? If its an alder guitar with a maple neck, a Distortion will be smoother sounding and have more bottom end. JBs will also go well in alder guitars, but be sure you like the sound of it first as it can he heavy of presence and low on real heayv "Chugga Chugga" bass response. If its an alder guitar with a maple top, the Distortion may also be a bit too screechy, in which case consider a Custom.
#7
easily the distorsion of those two. How about a Dimarzio D-Sonic?
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#8
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What year is the guitar? If its an alder guitar with a maple neck, a Distortion will be smoother sounding and have more bottom end. JBs will also go well in alder guitars, but be sure you like the sound of it first as it can he heavy of presence and low on real heayv "Chugga Chugga" bass response. If its an alder guitar with a maple top, the Distortion may also be a bit too screechy, in which case consider a Custom.


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plain-Top?sku=517413

The 2007 model of this is my exact guitar. It's a mahogany body with a set mahogany neck.
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#9
I've been told that the JB gives off a trebley sound. And given those bands that you listed, thats probably not what you want.